A life without friends is a lonely existence.
We wouldn’t have anyone to hang out with, confide in, and ask advice from. In many ways, friends are special to us because they know us. They understand us and accept us for who we really are. But oftentimes, we mistake companionship with friendship. And when this happens, we usually become content with just making friends based on proximity. We make friends with our officemates, our neighbors, and sometimes, even with our siblings’ friends. While there is nothing wrong with these, the truth is that you should not just settle making friends with whoever is available. More than anything else, it is also important to proactively choose your friends.
Why do you need friends?
A real friend helps you become a better person. They have a positive influence on you and this will help you become a better person. If you are aware of your shortcomings, you should keep in mind that having a friend will help you deal with these shortcomings. A real friend will tell you straight up when you are not doing something good and will influence you to change your ways. A real friend will not judge you. They will be there for you because they understand you and they want to see you become the best version of yourself.
Friendship in the family
A friend is not necessarily someone you are not related to. There are some people who have grown very close to their siblings and to their cousins, to the extent that their relationship with them goes beyond blood ties. These kinds of friendship are also good for you. But if you can, it may also be a good idea to move out of your comfort zone and make friends with someone you are not related to by blood.
Making friends is good for you
Some people do not want to prioritize making friends because it could get in the way of their dreams. We must admit that there are some friendships that weight you down. These are not the ideal kinds of friendships. But there are also those kinds of friendships where you could pick up great ways to achieve your dreams. If you want to be rich, your friend could show you the ropes to how they became wealthy and even give you financial advice.
If you think you have a lot of things going on but you lack the passion to live your life to the very fullest, you may choose friends who are very passionate. Their passion about life will rub on you and they will show you what being passionate is all about.
Truth be told, there are different ways friends can influence your life. If you let them get too close, you invariably out your walls down and allow yourself to experience the gift of friendship. But before you do that, make sure you have chosen your friends well. Friends have a huge influence on how you think, how you act, and how you perceive yourself and the people around you. This is why you also need to make sure that the friends you are choosing are good influencers in your life. Otherwise, your friendship with them may cause trouble instead of positivity and inspiration.
This video below may help you choose which friends to keep.
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